ARTISTS > Nery Gabriel Lemus

Nery Gabriel Lemus


  • Just So Stories
  • A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But A Sandwich
  • Dallas Art Fair 2012
  • Go Tell It On The Mountain
    Curated by Nery Gabriel Lemus
  • PULSE Los Angeles 2011
  • Art Aspen 2011
  • NEXT Chicago 2011
  • If These Walls Could Talk – A Conversation
    Group Exhibition in Conjunction with Marine
  • Pulse Miami 2010
  • Art San Diego 2010
  • Black is Brown and Brown is Beautiful

  • Artist's Resume (pdf, 151.69 Kb)

    Artist's Catalog (pdf, 2.61 Mb)

    Artist's Website


    Nery Gabriel Lemus was born in Los Angeles, in 1977. The subjects in his work range from issues of stereotype and immigration to problems in society that can lead to the failure of families, such as poverty, abuse and neglect. Lemus received his BFA at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California (2007) and his MFA at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California (2009). Lemus also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine (2008).

    His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA; The Bindery Projects, Minneapolis, MN; Project Row Houses, Houston, TX. Group exhibitions include, Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, Los Angeles, CA; dia a dia/ day by day, The 9.99 Gallery, Guatemala City, Guatemala; OZ: New Offerings From Angel City, Museo Regional Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; 2010 Border Art Biennial, El Paso Museum, El Paso, Texas; Common Ground, California African-American Museum, Los Angeles, CA and exhibitions at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA; Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA; Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; Centro Cultural Paseo del Norte, Chihuahua, Mexico and the Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico, among others.

    He is a recipient of a California Community Foundation Fellowship, a COLA Fellowship Grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Fellowship Award. He is represented by Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles.


Untitled (DV Series #s 1-9), 2011 | Pen and ink on paper | 8.5 x 11 inches

Nery Gabriel Lemus

Press Release (pdf, 79.38 Kb)


Nery Gabriel Lemus in "One Year: The Art of Politics in Los Angeles" opening at the Brand Library & Art Center November 18

"And Who is My Neighbor" curated by Nery Gabriel Lemus, including work by Ramiro Gomez and Patrick Martinez on view now at Biola University through October 28

Essence Harden reviews Southland for SFAQ

Nery G Lemus and Patrick Martinez in Non Non Violence opening Aug 19th @ Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, CA

Nery Gabriel Lemus Working with LA County on Art Program for Juvenile Offenders

Carolina Miranda Reviews "Manifest Justice" Group Show Featuring Work by Steve Lambert and Nery Gabriel Lemus for the LA Times

Carolina Miranda includes Nery Gabriel Lemus's "Just So Stories" in her Datebook column for the LA Times.

Steve Lambert and Nery Gabriel Lemus in "Manifest Justice" Group Show, Opening May 1st in Los Angeles

Nery Gabriel Lemus will be speaking at LA/LA: Place and Practice May 2nd and 4th, in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Nery Gabriel Lemus' "Until the Day Breaks and Shadows Flee #3" Mural Project for the Armory Center for the Arts Opens October 19

Ramiro Gomez and Nery Gabriel Lemus are participating in the group show, Crossing Borders at CSU Dominguez Hills, opening October 22

Nery Gabriel Lemus on Review Panel for LACE's 2014 Emerging Curators Program

Nery Gabriel Lemus is participating in the group exhibition "Racial Imaginary" at Pitzer Art Galleries, opening September 20

Nery Gabriel Lemus Awarded Mid-Career CCF Fellowship 2014

Nery Gabriel Lemus Leading One-Day Family Art Workshop at LACMA June 7th

Fox News Latino on LACMA "Futbol: A Beautiful Game" Featuring Nery G Lemus

Nery Gabriel Lemus "Thank You For The Game" Limited Edition Print Available

Nery Gabriel Lemus in "Futbol: The Beautiful Game" at LACMA, Opening February 2

Knight Arts Review of Nery Gabriel Lemus exhibition at Bindery Projects in Minneapolis

KCET Artbound Video Feat. Nery Gabriel Lemus

LA Weekly Recommends Nery Gabriel Lemus

Nery Gabriel Lemus "A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich" reviewed for the LA Times by Sharon Mizota

Nery Gabriel Lemus at CJG reviewed for Platinum Cheese

Artbound for KCET profiles Nery Gabriel Lemus



Notes On Looking discusses Made in LA - Nery Gabriel Lemus

Profile of Nery Gabriel Lemus for LA Biennial

Nery Gabriel Lemus among the 60 artists taking part in inaugural "Made in LA" Biennial at the Hammer Museum

Nery Gabriel Lemus profiled in Notes On Looking

Nery Gabriel Lemus Directs Youth Mural Project @ Armory Center for the Arts

If These Walls Could Talk - Review White Hot Magazine

Review - Nery Gabriel Lemus's Project Row Houses @ Art Lies

Review of Nery Gabriel Lemus's Project Row Houses project in Houston, TX

Nery Gabriel Lemus and Edgar Arcenaux reviewed for the Project Row Houses project in Houston, TX

HindSight: New Art for the Tullman Collection from Charlie James Gallery by Nery Gabriel Lemus - "Why Should We Care..."

Nery Gabriel Lemus - LAartstream

Nery Gabriel Lemus on TRYHARDER


How Ya Like Me Now?, 2010 | San Martin de Porres Saint. Acrylic on fiberglass, cement pedestal and found image | Dimensions variable"